My sweet friend Kortnee has an eye that notices the little things and a heart that feels the big things. We are blessed that she writes about them here. Please make her feel welcome by posting a comment below!
In honor of the book release of The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer, Tracy and Kortnee and I will all be posting on the same topic: bridges. We thought it would be fun to see the differences in our perspectives when writing about the same word. We will feature this topic on May 1, May 6, and May 8. Stay with us and comment we love comments!! And if you like Amish fiction, check out Tricia’s book. Here is a chance to read the first chapter for free! And you would probably like Tricia’s blog too: triciagoyer.com
For now, enjoy Kortnee’s post. It is free too!
The bridge I am most fond of is one that is difficult to see.
Many people cross this bridge but only once. Some people walk the bridge alone and some with a partner. Many people make the decision to cross it joyfully, and yet many still are pushed across it in fear and terror. It’s seen by many people in different ways. Sometimes there is help and assistance on the other side, and other times there is no one. Occasionally people use books to find their way across and sometimes they use a personal guide. The trip, the bridge, and the destination always look different. It is never the same.
In my line of work as a doula, I could be seen as the tour guide across the Bridge to Parenthood. I try to help make the bridge seem less daunting and to help prepare couples for what the other side will be like.
I have not yet traveled to that bridge for myself yet, but I look forward to it. I picture my bridge starting with a large party on one side of joyous friends and family cheering me and my husband on. I imagine the bridge itself looking much like the Love Lock Bridge in Paris. Marked by people who have traveled the bridge before me, I can look across the span and see a mini van, my sweet family, some struggles, another big ‘˜ol party, and many little ones running around! 🙂